The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

byMichael PollanRead byScott Brick

Audio Book (CD) | November 5, 2013

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The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America.

Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: the bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires-sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control-with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings. And just as we've benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?

Praise for the narrator: "Scott Brick uses his skill with expression.to produce an audible intoxication." -AudioFile

About The Author

Michael Pollan is the author of The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley.Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, SCOTT BRICK definitely gives new meaning to a h...
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Title:The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the WorldFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.5 × 7.13 × 1 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1480555304

ISBN - 13:9781480555303

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